You want your devices to run smoothly and quickly. You want minimal downtime, increased productivity, and decreased costs. One effective way to ensure your technology is aligned with your goals is to conduct a digital cleaning to see where you might be falling short.
If you’re using outdated technology, you risk:
- Increased downtime
- Heightened costs
- Decreased productivity
- Security gaps
A digital cleanup is an opportunity to evaluate your security and find out where your software needs to be updated or enhanced. It illuminates any technology issues you may have been neglecting.
A digital cleaning acts as your alert system, a way for you to find out how you can get your devices running better and determine what you can do to optimize and improve your IT infrastructure.
Here are some digital cleanup items you can check off to improve your business technology.
√ Organize Your Digital Files
Free up space by eliminating files that you don’t need while holding onto the ones you still use.
√ Update Your Software
Check to see that you have the most current version of your software to maintain performance and keep your data secure.
√ Delete Old Accounts
Consider deactivating accounts you no longer use.
√ Use a Password Manager
How many passwords do you have? According to NordPass, you probably have around 100 of them. A password manager stores them on secure servers that aren’t accessible to hackers.
√ Evaluate Your Hardware
Run a diagnostic on your hardware to ensure its functionality and learn about out any issues that need to be addressed.
√ Run Updates
When you get a notification on your device that an update is available, don’t ignore it. Updating to its latest operating system ensures it runs as efficiently as possible.
√ Back Up Your Data
All your devices should be backed up to the cloud every 24 hours.
√ Protect Your Device
By using antivirus and antimalware software, you keep your device safe from phishing scams and other hacking ploys.
√ Clear Your Cache
When you eliminate the cookies that keep track of your browsing history, your devices run faster.
√ Partner with an MSP
If you don’t have the time or manpower to regularly clean your tech, consider partnering with an MSP. Partnering with an MSP means you can hand over your checklist for them to do the work. An MSP makes valuable suggestions and gets you on track with your technology and business goals.
Maxwell IT Company is a team of professional technology experts who can run diagnostic tests and provide customized IT solutions that suit your unique business needs.
We know your goal is to improve your technology so that your business continues to grow. It’s our goal, too. Let us shed light on how your technology is running and make recommendations on technology solutions that help you achieve the utmost levels of efficiency and productivity.
Leave your digital cleaning checklist to the experts. You won’t believe the results.